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NCJ Number: 148415 Find in a Library
Title: Gangbangs and Drive-bys: Grounded Culture and Juvenile Gang Violence
Author(s): W B Sanders
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 111
Sponsoring Agency: Aldine de Gruyter Publishing Co
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Publication Number: ISBN 0-202-30537-6
Sale Source: Aldine de Gruyter Publishing Co
Marketing Director
200 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzes typical patterns of gang violence and its various configurations, using data obtained from an examination of hundreds of such incidents over a 12-year period; the book also traces the development of a metropolitan police gang unit.
Abstract: The first three chapters present introductory and general materials on gang violence. These chapters set the context for the rest of the book and provide an overview of gang violence patterns. The next three chapters examine the major forms of gang violence. These are drive-by shootings, "gangbangs," and other types of gang violence such as robberies, extortion, assaults, and rape. Three other chapters examine the various gang styles in terms of their ethnic makeup. Just as there are different types of gang violence, there are also different types of gang styles, and the styles tend to be associated with the ethnic groups who compose the gangs. One chapter addresses the police response to gangs. Police strategies typically focus on proactive intervention and the documentation of gang members. Intervention takes the form of attacks on gang sources of income and the intensification of a police presence in gang neighborhoods. Overall, however, most police work with gangs is reactive, in that police options are limited unless gangs break the law. Appended description of research methods, 75 references, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Juveniles; Police; Police policies and procedures; Violent juvenile offenders
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